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Acoustic Research XSight: Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Equipment' started by Stuart Sweet, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Aug 27, 2009 #1 of 305
    Stuart Sweet

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    This thread has been moved from the "Shadow Report" thread, for discussion of the Acoustic Research XSight remotes.
     
  2. Aug 27, 2009 #2 of 305
    mdavej

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    I haven't pulled the trigger on one yet, but I did play with one at hh gregg and picked up a brochure. I had concerns about the buttons, but they are fine. They have good spacing and tactile feedback, with a nice easy click. I think it will be quite easy to use by touch (no pun intended).
     
  3. Aug 27, 2009 #3 of 305
    dave29

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    The only thing that I don't really like(judging by the pics), are the actual DVR controls. Not the best layout IMHO.
     
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    TheRatPatrol

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    How do the color buttons and the guide/menu/info/exit buttons feel? They look almost indented? Thanks
     
  5. Aug 27, 2009 #5 of 305
    Shades228

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    With no Chicago Bears face place I would still use my DirecTV remote over this one. However it's always good to have more products available.
     
  6. Aug 27, 2009 #6 of 305
    Drew2k

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    Cool beans! :D

    I love when disappointment is replaced by jubilation! :p

    So one question ... does this remote have a future? Per the user manual only basic setup is possible via the remote, and advanced setup requires "the EZ-RC™ Remote Control Setup Wizard website". Will that site be around for a while?

    I'm also looking for information on macros - the user guide only mentions macro in regards to a full reset, but I want to know how many steps can be in a macro. Anyone find the answer yet?

    Here's the specific info on DIRECTV RF in case someone doesn't want to open the guide:
     
  7. Aug 27, 2009 #7 of 305
    mdavej

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    The indention is just an optical illusion. All those are very slightly raised, same as all the number buttons. The travel on these puppies is very small. A very light touch presses a button flush and produces a soft click.
     
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    gully_foyle

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    Well, I bought an ARRX15G (no RF, no touchscreen, list $189) for about $80 NIB on eBay. Since I have no use for RF and can live without the touchscreen, we'll see how this works in the other regards. I'm used to hacking the One-for-All remotes (which this is a descendant of), so I'm curious whether they have gone full-Harmony activity-driven or whether it is macro-based. I still have the trusty RS15-1994 to fall back on....
     
  9. Aug 27, 2009 #9 of 305
    Drew2k

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    According to the user manual linked above it's activity based (via web site setup) but macros also exist. Please let us know how many steps are permitted in macros (not activities) when you get it!

    Q: NIB?
     
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    gully_foyle

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    New In Box
     
  11. Aug 27, 2009 #11 of 305
    Drew2k

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    D'oh!

    Thanks. :sure:
     
  12. Aug 28, 2009 #12 of 305
    TheRatPatrol

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    Ok thanks for the info. Now if I could only see and hold it before I buy one. ;)

    EDIT: has anyone seen a picture of the ARRE433B RF extender?
     
  13. Aug 28, 2009 #13 of 305
    spartanstew

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    Man, how'd that guy get one almost 3 weeks ago.
     
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    mdavej

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    Looks like the hh gregg chain (kind of like best buy) only has stores in the south and parts of the mid-west. They seem to be trying to fill circuit city's shoes lately, moving into a lot of their old stores. They only carry a few remotes, with the two AR's on their own special display. They don't carry harmony at all.
     
  16. Aug 28, 2009 #16 of 305
    armophob

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    So raise your hand if you are watching the only one on Ebay?:lol:

    Oh no, did I spoil it:D
     
  17. Aug 28, 2009 #17 of 305
    mogulman

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    I don't know if the model with the Directv functionality was in these, but I saw two new AR remotes at my local Bestbuy today. One was like $250. I think the other was around $150.
     
  18. Aug 28, 2009 #18 of 305
    Milkman

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    I am not sure I want one of these... Did you see how big this remote is??? I am not even sure I could reach the top buttons!!! :)

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Aug 28, 2009 #19 of 305
    RegGeek

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    It looks like Fry's Electronics has (or soon will have) these remotes. Opened my paper this morning and saw their big ad insert. Huge picture of the new remotes is on the top left side of the ad. Doesn't say a price and I couldn't find it on their website, but it definitely appears there will be another place to buy them pretty soon.
     
  20. Aug 28, 2009 #20 of 305
    Drew2k

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    Here you go ... the full location map!

    http://www.hhgregg.com/storeLocator.asp?SID=n

    (There are a lot more stores than I imagined.)
     

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